Definition of elder hand in English:

elder hand

Syllabification: eld·er hand

noun

  • (In card games for two players, e.g., piquet) the player who is the first to receive a complete hand, i.e., the player dealt to.
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    • For elder hand, this will often determine all 7 cards to keep.
    • The Elder hand exchanges his cards first, so he has the advantage here.
    • he looks at them he must show them to the elder hand, after the elder has named the suit he will lead first, or has led a card.

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